House of Scarlett by Meghan March ~ Release Blitz w/ 4.5 Star Review!

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New York Times bestselling author Meghan March continues the Legend Trilogy.

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Blurb

Gabriel Legend is unlike any other man I’ve ever met.
He came into my life like a hurricane, shattering all my assumptions and preconceived notions.
I wasn’t prepared for him. I wasn’t prepared for any of it.
But life doesn’t wait until you’re ready.
Whatever happens next, I know one thing for certain.
I will never be the same Scarlett I was before I met him.

House of Scarlett is the second book in the Legend Trilogy and should be read after The Fall of Legend, book one.

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Review

Feels 2
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 4.5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

The Legend Trilogy has me shook. So good and I can’t wait to see what happens next. The series just keeps ramping up and keeping me on the edge. Love Scarlett and her savvy business sense and generous nature. Legend…he’s loyal, protective and selfless to a fault. Seriously the perfect man. I want these two together against everyone. Against all odds. I’m so addicted to this story with the twists, sass and steamy scenes. I just need some more. Yum!

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About Meghan March

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Making the jump from corporate lawyer to romance author was a leap of faith that New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March will never regret. With over thirty titles published, she has sold millions of books in nearly a dozen languages to fellow romance-lovers around the world. A nomad at heart, she can currently be found in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, living her happily ever after with her real-life alpha hero.

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Primary Seduction by Elouise East ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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PRIMARY SEDUCTION
AUTHOR: ELOUISE EAST
GENRE: MM ROMANCE
COVER DESIGNER: LEE QUAIL COVER DESIGNS
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 21, 2019

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Thrown together by circumstance, two men gamble their most prized possessions: their hearts

Trent’s life is full of drama–the ex-wife and two teenage children drama. He’s broke, he’s lonely. He’s also concerned about his health: headaches and misplaced items makes him think something serious is wrong. Meeting Max is a much-needed breath of fresh air.

Max enjoys his lifestyle–interior designer by day; BDSM lover by night.

Until he meets Trent, who is about as far from his lifestyle as he can get, but who also seems to understand him in a way that’s somehow more intimate than sex.

They should have nothing in common, but when Max calls after taking a beating, Trent answers without hesitation.

As Max recovers, Trent is confused by the feelings that grow between them, feelings he’s not supposed to have.

Because Trent is straight.

And Max is twelve years younger than him.

This is a MM romance with age gap, BDSM, hurt/comfort and sexual awakening.

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REVIEW

Feels 3
Steam 4
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Robin

Loved the characters and very interested to read the other books in the series. Both Trent and Max were likeable heroes and their friends are just icing on the cake. I liked the bit of mystery in the storyline of what is really going on with Trent although some of the conclusions are almost an afterthought. Max is such a special character. I loved his giving personality and just how selfless he was. Cute story and pretty steamy.

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EXCERPT

He still couldn’t understand where these thoughts were coming from. He couldn’t ever remember being attracted to a male before, but then had he ever really had the chance to sow his seed. He looked at Max again, seeing his gaze on the screen. His heart was beating so hard, he was worried Max could hear it or even feel it from where he was sitting.

Biting his lip, Trent knew he had to make a decision. His breath came fast as he extended one finger towards Max. The first touch made Max jump and glance over at him. Trent saw him swallow hard and then look back at the TV. He ran his finger along his neck, making goosebumps appear, and watched as Max closed his eyes and leaned his head a little further forward. Trent didn’t know what he was doing, he was just following his instincts. Another finger joined the first, smoothing up and down Max’s neck and hairline.

“What are you doing, Trent?” Max whispered.

“No idea,” he replied.

“Do you even know what you want?”

“I don’t understand what I want,” he answered honestly. “All I know is how I feel when you’re around.”

“And how is that?”

“Confused. Light. Horny.” He paused when he had another realisation. “Home,” he whispered.

Max looked across at him at that, eyes wide. They stared at each other for a few minutes, neither breaking eye contact.

“Can I kiss you?” Max whispered.

Trent shook his head but seeing the hurt in Max’s eyes made him clarify. “I want to kiss you,” he said softly.

Max’s eyes widened comically, and Trent would have laughed if he hadn’t been so focused on his admission. Max nodded.

Rising from the sofa instead of scooting across so he didn’t bounce Max, he moved closer then sat down sideways next to him, leg resting on the sofa between them. He didn’t want Max twisting too much and hurting himself further.

He couldn’t believe he was about to do this, but if he was honest with himself, it felt right. He lifted a hand to cup Max’s cheek and brushed against his skin with his thumb. “I don’t know what I’m doing,” he whispered.

“It doesn’t matter. Just kiss me.” Max’s breath cascaded across Trent’s face.

The first brush of their lips brought back the memory of Max’s first attempt at this, when Trent rebuffed him. A fleeting thought that he must remember to apologise for his reaction came to mind before the reality crashed in. He was kissing Max.

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Crush Series

First Kiss, Book 1 

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Instant Desire, Book 2 

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ABOUT ELOUISE EAST

I’m an indie author with my debut book, First Kiss, published on 11th July 2019. I have created a short story, have another newsletter only story beginning October 2019 and I have signed up to write for a couple of anthology series which are being released next year.

My own series is growing in strength and has diverted into three series now: Crush, Crush: Dark & Divergent and Crush: Universe. My second installment to the Crush series was Instant Desire, published 5th September. Primary Seduction is my third book.

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The Lineup by Meghan Quinn ~ Release Blitz w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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THE LINEUP by Meghan Quinn
Release Date: December 5th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb

Want to know a secret?

It’s about that girl over there.
Don’t look, but she’s the one in the power suit—with the long, black hair and the serious expression, the one I’m about to go on a date with . . .

Yeah, according to her, she “accidentally” donated an obscene amount of money to my charity — The Lineup — to win said date but I found out the truth. Miss. Button Up Blouse has a secret, passionate crush on me.

I didn’t know her name until two days ago, despite the friends we have in common.
Was I oblivious? Probably.
Was I blind to it? Definitely.

But I’m no fool, I see it now. The High Heel Harlot wants more than just a date with Jason Orson, she wants to be able to claim the best butt in baseball as hers.

Here’s another secret . . . she has no idea I know.

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Review

Feels 3
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 4.5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Jason…you sensitive hunk of man, you! I loved this crazy over the top theatrics and needy man who wore his heart on his sleeve. So deeply loyal and dedicated to good causes. And then there’s jaded Dottie. Once burnt and a million times shy. If it were me, I’d have ran far, far in the other direction. But that’s where my sweet Jason takes this story on a hilarious journey to break down her walls. Mix uptight, cranky cat with happy puppy and that’s what this book is all about. I laughed, cried and maybe said a few curses while reading. Definitely an addictive story but I already know I’m a Meghan addict.

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Excerpt

**JASON**

It isn’t in my nature to cry over burnt ham, but here I am, tearing up like a jackass, because the meal I’ve been reluctantly slaving over for the past four hours is two shades away from charred dust.

I had it all planned out. The timing was right, the recipes perfected, the table decorated with impeccably folded napkins that impersonated angelic swans, and polished silver that I scrubbed for an hour until I could see my balls in the reflection. Nothing says polished silverware like a spoon that gives you a clear upside-down view of your gonads.

But even with countless hours of preparing this feast, naked as the day I was born with only an apron to cover my man-loins, I still ended up with a scorched ham doused in fire extinguisher agent because somehow, the damn thing caught on fire.

Imagine this, a grown-ass man—no, not just a grown-ass man, but a man at the fresh age of twenty-eight, built like a linebacker with buttocks you can bounce rocks off . . . thanks to squatting for a living—dancing around the kitchen on his twinkle toes, arms flailing with pink and white potholders attached to his hands, screaming like a banshee, as flames light up the Jenn-Air double oven where the brown sugar and pineapple ham resided.

Are you seeing it?

Add the imagery of said man naked, dick and balls harmoniously bouncing in panic while the apron his “girlfriend” got him that says Eat my food, Lick my dick, unravels in the fit to unleash the fire extinguisher.

That was me . . . a minute ago.

Frantic, screaming, and all in all losing any last shred of my man card I had left.

It’s why I’m currently weeping like a nitwit into the flaps of my apron, wondering where I went wrong.

If we’re going to be honest with each other—and I would like to establish honesty with you—I’ll admit, I’ve always leaned toward the sensitive side. You know, the cuddly grizzly bear. Big and intimidating but a fucking gooey butterball heart on the inside.

Tell me a love story. I’ll listen the crap out of it.

The Bachelor? Why yes, that’s one of my favorite shows.

Do I smile when sharing a candlelit dinner with myself, followed by a nice long soak in a bubble bath while Enya—the fucking goddess of all voices—plays in the background? I sure as shit do.

But if some ignorant asswipe gets in my face on the ball field, stirring up trouble, I’m the first to lay a fist across his jaw and the first to be thrown out of a game.

And I’m not even sorry about it.

People are arriving in an hour. I’m vulnerable as fuck with my bare ass resting against the cold white-oak floor of my girl’s apartment, while a lonely tear streams down my freshly shaven cheek. I have no main dish, and the apartment smells like burnt rabbit turd.

Why am I in this hopeless predicament?

Because of one person.

One single person who flipped my life upside down.

A bombshell in a suit, a ravenous sex-fiend in the sheets, a classy and sophisticated tight-ass in the boardroom. She’s a knockout who’s always on my mind. She’s the girl you do things for, that you never thought you’d ever do . . .

Like cook a fancy-as-fuck four-course meal for her and her business associates while practicing interesting conversational starters to ensure the night flows smoothly.

Back in college, I might have been referred to as the mother hen of the boys. I might have cooked at least two meals a week for the guys in the loft, and yeah, I was the ironing wizard, the one everyone turned to, to get out the most stubborn wrinkles. The title has carried on over the years, but my creativity in the kitchen has dwindled with the lack of time, my ironing is now done by my apartment keeper once a week, and the fresh flowers scattered around my place? They’re more dead now than alive.

My point—I’m not the lady of the house I used to be. But I’ve been getting back into the swing of it.

So when my girl asked me to perform the impossible feat of an intimate dinner for four, I should have ordered in, tossed everything in serving dishes, and called it a night.

But nooooooooo, I had to attempt to be a goddamn hero and try to cook everything myself.

And all for what?

For one girl?

No. Not just one girl. The girl who owns my balls, who has a grip so tight on them that if she asked me to bellow out my ABCs in soprano while swirling my finger around my belly button . . . I would.

Who is this girl that has brought me to the brink of boo-boo smush bear insanity and caused me to weep like a schoolgirl in the corner of the apartment?

There’s only one lady with more than enough ovaries to buckle the knees of the mighty Jason Orson.

The one and only Dorothy “Dottie” Domico.

About Meghan Quinn

Meghan Quinn

USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

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Play Me by Ker Dukey & K Webster ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.25 Star Review!

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Title: Play Me
Authors: Ker Dukey & K Webster
Release: December 3, 2019
Genre: Steamy/Kinky Novella

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From international bestselling authors, Ker Dukey and K Webster comes a fast-paced, dark, hot, instalove standalone lunchtime read from their KKinky Reads collection!

I meet many women in my line of work.
Play many roles and create elaborate scenes specific to satisfying their darkest desires.
Making fantasy a reality is what I do.
And I do it well.

But nothing could have prepared me for her.
Timid, beautiful, broken Quinn Washington.
She came to me with a specific fantasy.
One that needed extreme caution.
Dangerous and forbidden.

Indulging in fantasies can heal you from the darkness of reality.
As I stripped back her layers, I found more than either of us bargained for.
She wants something only I can give.
And there’s no way in hell I’ll deny her of it.

This is a steamy, but dark, kinky romance! A perfect combination of dark and sexy you can devour in one sitting! You’ll get a happy ending that’ll make you swoon!

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Review

Feels 2
Steam 5
Storyline 4.25
Overall Rating 4.25
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Reviewed by Robin

Scary hot! We all know those taboo kinks that are talked about in hush voices. Play Me is a steamy novella that starts off in a sex club and ends up against the wall, in your dark house and on the kitchen counter. Quinn has experienced some trauma in the past but with sex club owner, Joshua, she can discover a consensual way to explore her secret dark side. I love Joshua and his desire to fulfill fantasies…especially Quinn’s. The way he navigates what she needs but also keeps her feeling in control is pretty hot. I can’t stop devouring this series one tantalizing bite at a time.

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They have one job.
Keep me safe.

But none of us are safe against the allure we have when we’re together.

Control and professionalism used to be something they prided themselves on.

But now that we’re secluded and alone, lines blur and control quickly loses to need.

Someone is trying to snuff out my life, but they may not get the chance if I’m devoured whole by my saviors first. 

This is a fiery-hot mfmmm romance sure to make you self-combust! A perfect combination of sweet and sexy with a smidgen of suspense! You’ll get a happy ending that’ll make you swoon! 

This is not a dark romance. 

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I had a plan.
Make Ren Hayes pay.
But plans don’t always turn out the way we want them to.

He was found not guilty of murdering my best friend.
But that doesn’t make him innocent.
In my eyes, he’s guilty.

Guilty of charming everyone around him into believing his innocence.
Guilty of being so intoxicating I forget who he is—what he is.
And guilty of awakening parts of me I never knew existed before his touch.

I know eventually, I’ll succumb.
His allure beckons me.
Keeping me on the edge of madness between lust and hate.

In the end, it’s me who’s guilty.
Guilty of allowing him to take my breath away.

This is a super steamy romance sure to take your breath away! A perfect combination of sweet and sexy with a smidgen of suspense that you can gobble up in just an hour or two! You’ll get a happy ending that’ll make you swoon!

This is not a dark romance.

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Dreams are supposed to be encouraged.
Not mine.
My brother likes to keep me on a tight leash, tethered to an unexceptional life.
But when Ronan Hayes walks into our family-owned bar, he opens my cage and offers me freedom.

Ronan wants to give me the world.
A chance to take flight and soar.
He sees something special in me, and I want nothing more than to be that for him.
Special.

He’s my dream maker.
My shot. My hope. My everything.

Ronan craves to take care of me.
A protector. A confidant. A provider. A lover.
He wants to daddy me.
And I want to let him.

This is a steamy, kinky romance sure to make you blush! A perfect combination of sweet and sexy you can devour in one sitting! You’ll get a happy ending that’ll make you swoon!

This is not a dark romance.

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I like to watch.

It’s a compulsion I can’t stop.
Now, my desire is centered around one woman.
My obsession borders on stalking, but the glass wall keeps me in check.

She can’t see my face, yet she dances in an intensely erotic and intimate way that feels designed just for me.
She likes when I watch her.

But things are about to change when she waltzes out of that room and into my tattoo parlor, turning my world completely upside down.

There’s no glass wall this time.

This is a steamy, kinky romance sure to make you blush! A perfect combination of sweet and sexy you can devour in one sitting! You’ll get a happy ending that’ll make you swoon!

This is not a dark romance.

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I got my dream from a young age.
The lead singer of one of the most popular bands in the world—Berlin Scandal.
I’m a rock god.
But underneath the façade of living the dream is dark secret consuming me.

Angry lyrics and a brooding attitude propelled my career.
Getting wasted and lashing out behind the scenes could be my downfall.
I’m spiraling and don’t know how to stop the descent.

Now my record label has issued me a babysitter.
Blaine Mannford, a hardass detective with a dark thirst.
And he’s looking at me like I can quench it.

He’s not my type in more ways than one.
Bossy. Forceful. Firm. A man.
I don’t like cops and I don’t like him.

Unfortunately, he likes it when I fight him—enjoys punishing me how he sees fit.
I’m screwed up in the head, because I’m a willing player in his dirty game.
I want him to hurt me.

This is a steamy, kinky romance sure to make you blush! A perfect combination of sweet and sexy you can devour in one sitting! You’ll get a happy ending that’ll make you swoon!

This is not a dark romance.

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About Ker Dukey

My books all tend to be darker romance, the edge of your seat, angst-filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles… prepare for the unexpected.

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bedtime stories with my sisters growing up.

My mom would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. Not all love stories are made from light- some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I’m not lost in the world of characters, I love spending time with my family. I’m a mom and that comes first in my life, but when I do get down time, I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

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About K Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens of romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

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Enemies by Tijan ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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“Enemies to lovers is one of my most favorite romance set ups. The two are a match made in sexy, angsty heaven.”  — Jay Crownover, New York Times bestselling author

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Enemies, an all-new emotional, enemies to lovers romance from New York Times bestselling author Tijan, is available now!

Gorgeous and charismatic, he became the town’s football god, while I became the town’s invisible girl.
He went to a Division 1 school for football, while my father was fired by his father.
His team won the National Championship, while my mother died the same day.

He was a first round pick for the NFL …
… while I made the worst decision of my life.

Now I’m in Texas trying to pick up the pieces of my life.
But, Stone is here.
Stone is everywhere.

It doesn’t matter that disaster has struck my life again.
It doesn’t matter that he’s the one trying to console me.
It doesn’t matter that he’s the nation’s newest football obsession.

Because for me, he always has been and always will be my enemy.

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Review

Feels 4
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 4.5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Love me some Tijan. Stone and Dusty are very reminiscent of Mason and Sam fast forwarded to the college years. Stone is dominant, protective, hottie and larger than life. Dusty is broken but healing, independent, struggling but strong. I loved them both individually and as a feisty couple. Lots of angst and just intriguing personalities that suck you in and keep you glued to the pages. I really devoured this story because the characters are like a bag of chips you can’t put down until you’re picking at a bunch of crumbs and licking the salt off your fingers.

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“Do not think I won’t pick you up and throw you in my truck, head first and everything. I’m two seconds away.”

I stopped and stared at him.

Shit. He meant business. He was glaring at me with eyes that said, “Do not fucking fuck with me, you fucking twit.”

Well. Then.

I sighed. I’ll try reasoning instead. “You’re going to drive me to your house, and then I’ll pack whatever I need and call a cab to take me all the way back to where I’m paying rent. It’s not worth it. Just let me grab a cab now.”

A savage curse bit out, and then his eyes flashed.

His singular warning had been when he told me he was two seconds away. In a flash, he grabbed me, and I was airborne, right into the back of his truck. But he wasn’t done. He leapt up, grabbing the seatbelt over me, and pulled it around me, clicking it in place. He had the door shut, locked, and he was already going around the front before I could even push myself upright and then start to reach for my seatbelt.

By then, he was inside, the engine on, and he shoved off into traffic.

“This is stupid.”

“You’re right. You’re being stupid.” Cursing, he ducked down as a car sped past us. They knew he was driving because they came up on his driver’s side, their phones up and ready to go. It was a car full of teenage girls. “Dammit.”

“Where do you live?”

He opened his mouth, then caught himself. His eyes narrowed in the rearview mirror. “Why?”

I just smiled. “No reason.”

He continued to study me in between still watching the road, and with a soft growl, he shook his head. “I’m not buying it. What? You’re going to tell those girls who are trying to get a picture of me?”

“What’s the difference? I’ll know when you take me to your house. What’s stopping me from posting it on Twitter, or even posting your phone number?”

A litany of curses spewed from him, and the back of his neck was getting red. I was having a heyday with this. It was more fun than I could remember having in a long time.

Until he announced it, “I liked your mom.”

“What?”

“Your mom.” He moved into the far lane, settling back.

I was thinking we had a bit of drive from here, and he settled an arm back on the passenger seat headrest.

“I always liked her. She made me cookies and muffins. And I remember when she tried to teach us to bake cakes from scratch. You were horrible and your cakes tasted terrible, but we’d lie to you. Both of us.”

“You did not—” But I was remembering, and even I hadn’t wanted to taste my cakes.

A tug at my mouth. “She’d wear that ugly yellow apron. She hated that apron.”

“What? I loved that apron. Always felt like it was sunshine. Made me feel warm, even in the winter.”

I noted softly, “That’s why she wore it. For you.”

His eyes lifted to the rearview mirror, holding mine a second again. He swallowed, his Adam’s apple bobbing up and down. “Yeah.” His voice came out raspy. “She was a good woman, and a good mom. She was a good wife. I could always tell.”

I snorted. “Why? Because she wasn’t wasting away like yours?” Then, I winced. That sounded even bitchier to my own ears, more than I thought it would be. “Shit. I’m sorr—”

“Because you guys laughed.” He kept on talking about my family, ignoring what I’d so blatantly pointed out about his own, his face hard. “My parents laughed when they were drunk, and only when they had a party. When there were other people there to laugh with, never the two of them, never the three of us. I was their only kid. I wouldn’t have known better except I half grew up in your home, too, and what I remember the most about growing up was that you guys laughed.”

My throat burned.

“Yeah, we did.” I looked out the window. A hollow feeling starting to dig in my chest. “Until she died. We didn’t laugh much after that.”

“You laughed until then?”

I nodded. I felt the chinks in my armor widening.

I remembered how he did adore my mom. The two acted as if they were conspiring together during our baking lessons, and any time he was in the house. He congregated around her. She congregated closer to him.

“You’re the son she never had.” Then, feeling bad about my shot at his mom, “Your mom cooked for us. I remember that one time she tried to teach us to make lasagna.”

He cracked a grin, barking a laugh. “You sucked at that, too. I never knew lasagna noodles could come out hard like rocks until yours.”

Fuck him, but I was grinning. I couldn’t help myself.

Those were good times, good memories before the shit ones came. And they came soon after that lasagna disaster.

He quieted. “It wasn’t the same. My mom versus yours. We had baking lessons at your house once a month, every first Sunday. My mom tried to teach us how to make Caesar salad, the only second cooking session she gave us, and that one we all got fine. It’s hard to screw up.”

“Says you. You’re perfect at everything.”

He didn’t reply.

I didn’t expect him to. It was true. He knew it. I knew it. The entire nation knew it.

Then from him, “Not at being a friend.”

My stomach kicked.

Hell no. No way. He wasn’t getting back in. No fucking way.

“Oh. God.” I groaned, throwing a hand up to hit my forehead. “Can we not? Can we save the dramatics until I’m able to call a cab to take me back to my place? For real. Enough bonding or whatever it is we were just doing.”

He growled, “You are such a goddamn bitch.”

I retorted, “And you are such a goddamn prick. Drop me the fuck off!”

“With fucking pleasure!”

He gunned the engine, shooting forward in traffic, and weaving until we were nearing my exit. When he took it, I relaxed. The rest of the way was tense and silent, and I knew both of us couldn’t wait to be rid of the other. Then he pulled over to the curb. He didn’t make a move, his only action just unlocking the door.

His head was turned halfway to me, his jaw clenching over and over again.

Fine.

I shoved forward, my head only swimming a little bit as I climbed out of his truck. Once I shut the door and turned around, he’d already hit the engine, tearing away from the curb.

I only had the clothes on my back, on the side of the street, but I’d never been so fucking grateful to be away from him.

Now, turning to the house I wasn’t sure I was still invited to live in, I saw that all the lights were off. Lovely.

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Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

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KPD Swat Box Set by Lani Lynn Vale ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review!

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KPD SWAT Box Set
By Lani Lynn Vale
Release Date: December 3

Ride-along: an arrangement for a civilian to spend a shift in the passenger seat of an emergency vehicle, observing the work day of a police officer, firefighter, or paramedic.

Usually the safety of the civilian would need to be considered, but not this time! The men of KPD SWAT- Luke, Nico, Downy, Miller, Foster, Bennett and Michael will have your back. So come for a ride-along with the KPD SWAT while they battle foes, find their forever girls, and make babies.

This boxed set includes:
Center Mass
Double Tap
Bang Switch
Execution Style
Charlie Foxtrot
Kill Shot
Coup De Grace

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Steam 5+++
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Robin

Every single story was highly entertaining, steamy and just fun to read. I feel like the Swat team is one giant family and its blood bleeds blue. Each book had me more curious about what would happen next to one of the “brothers”. The teaser for the next generation has me giddy and ready to devour more books. It’s an addiction!

Center Mass – I do love some hunky men in uniform and Luke can protect and serve me anytime. Reese was a great heroine as well. Feisty and hard working single mom who can throw a punch. I loved the humor, steamy scenes and ripping camaraderie between the guys with KPD. Great introduction to the characters and my first Lani Lynn Vale book.

Double Tap – Nico’s character was so dark and sort of gritty. I had no idea what his background would be like. Georgia…oh my! This story had all of the ingredients to be a beautiful childhood sweethearts tale and then it took a VERY DARK TURN. I loved that Georgia was fiercely loyal to her brothers and stayed to protect them. Nico gave her the space to heal but she never left his heart. Family and their religious beliefs are front and center for this couple and I loved delving into their reconnection along with the suspense and danger chasing after them.

Bang Switch – Downy is one of my favorite guys. Love his humor and unrelenting loyalty. Memphis is a trip. So sassy and defiant. She definitely has an attitude problem and an issue with authority. I loved them together even though the two had some communication snafus. The dogs were just icing on my snack cake. This story was super deluxe scorching hot too!

Execution – Every story I read I love the characters just a little bit more. I’ve always been intrigued by Miller and his brother but damnnnnn…this book made me fall in love with him. Mercy struck me as a woman with a heart of gold but then tragedy had to strike her. Not just the horrific act that brings her and Miller together but over and over. Like the assholes of the world gang up. I freaking loved these two.

Chicken Foxtrot – Foster…omg! He was definitely a wild one…until he wasn’t. Blake was the perfect match to bring back his crazy tendencies and his protectiveness launched into overdrive. He’s one of my favorite characters but I’m finding out I love all of them.

Kill Shot – Bennett’s story is about a cute single Dad and a feisty physician assistant. Lennox had a lot of stress and crappy relationships so she’s down on love quite a bit. This one seemed a bit tense and darker than the rest to me. Still very steamy. VERY. I liked it!

Coup De Grace – I really was curious about Michael since he was mysterious and had a ton of tattoos. Michael and Nikki had that weird breakup that neither got over. I liked the two characters together and the action/tension of this story. The KPD family is hot!

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Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

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The Girl He Loves by Roya Carmen ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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Title: The Girl He Loves
Author: Roya Carmen
Release: November 21, 2019
Genre: Psychological Suspense Romance Standalone
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Mischa Lombardi is odd. Pragmatic. Perfectionist. Neurotic. Diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder at the age of eleven, she can’t remember being any other way.

Thankfully, with the assistance of medication and therapy, her life is well under control. Some might even say it’s perfect: a beautiful husband, her sons Trevor and Tristan, a fabulous condo, work she enjoys and great friends.

Yet she’s still extremely fragile. It’s the reason she always guards her emotions very carefully. And unfortunately, nothing can help her when, by chance, she discovers her husband’s secret — Ava, a beautiful young woman. She was so sure she knew her husband, but now she desperately needs to uncover the truth.

It’s no surprise when she becomes obsessed with Ava, with every trivial detail of her life; her friends, her beautiful mother, and most of all, her gentle and sweet father. Driven not only by curiosity and obsession, but also by jealousy and lust, she heads down a turbulent path as she sets out to uncover everything about her husband’s secret life and all the mysterious people in it.

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Storyline 5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Gritty, angsty…all of the things I love about a Roya Carmen book. Real life situations with fallible characters who work their way into your heart. My heart was torn in so many directions with Mischa, Brian, Joel and Renee. I was drawn into their drama and what Mischa would do next. It didn’t matter that she was OCD. I kept thinking oh, I know almost anybody would do that. Or that. Or that. I was kept on the edge of my seat as the secret unfolded more and then a little more. This book is not so much steamy as intriguing and titillating with those marital scandals that you sometimes catch a whisper about. This time we are thrown right into the middle and experience everything front and center. Just. The. Way. I. Like. It. I know right now I am ADDICTED to this new series.

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Excerpt

When I glance up from my phone, my heart skips a beat. I see her, walking down the pathway, next to a gangly young man. They’re both smiling widely. She’s as beautiful in real life — so young and sweet.

I’m not sure what propels me to get to my feet and follow them down the sidewalk. My pulse races, my hands feel clammy, and I struggle for air. There are quite a few people walking around thankfully, so I don’t feel too conspicuous.

There’s something quite exciting, quite delicious about being so close to her, so close I could reach out and touch her. So close, I can see the silkiness of her long hair, the intricate crochet stitching of her soft long-sleeved pink top, the frayed edges of her jean pockets, the roundness of her perfect little rear. I can even hear their conversation — they’re talking about one of their profs. Apparently, he’s so basic.

I’m not sure what that means. Boring perhaps?

The crowd has dispersed, and I now feel vulnerable. Do I keep going? Or do I just stop walking, and let them fade away. How far will I take it? She’s bound to notice me eventually. The boy tells her that she’s smart, that she should have more confidence in herself.

“Oh, Vince, you always say that,” she says, laughing.

“Because it’s true.”

At the moment, there’s no chance of her noticing me — she’s too immersed in her conversation. Bursts of laughter mixed with idle chit-chat. Joking around. She strikes me as a typical young woman. Does Vince know what she’s really like? Does he know about the older married high school teacher? Are they close enough for her to share all her secrets?

He asks her for her notes, and she suddenly jerks to a stop. He takes a few steps before he realizes that she’s bent down to reach into her backpack. He spots me as he turns, and shoots me a quizzical look, almost as if he knows what I’m up to. I stop breathing for a second, and I’m sure he sees the unmistakable panic and guilt in my eyes. He studies me for a beat, and I quickly scurry past the both of them, my heart pounding frantically.

I practically run away, careful not to appear rushed. I’m breathless, and struggling to walk straight. I have no clue where I’m heading but as soon as I hit the next intersection, I veer right, and as soon as they’re out of sight, I breathe again.

I make another right onto a quiet residential street, and I stop and lean against a light post. What have I achieved? Some might say I’ve achieved absolutely nothing. But for me, a compulsion was satisfied, an itch was scratched. I’ve seen her in the flesh, like I so desperately wanted to.

About Roya Carmen

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Roya Carmen is a busy mom, romance writer, designer, bookworm, chocoholic, and hopeless romantic. There’s nothing she enjoys more than making up stories about love, and sharing them with her readers.

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